Gameweek 2 results

August 21, 2018

1  same Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
89 191
2  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
86 175
3  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
88 172
4  down Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
79 171
5  down But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
77 170
6  same King raggg
Steven Darling
82 166
7  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
83 164
8  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
95 159
9  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
84 158
9  up CAS Vampire Slayers
Mustafa khan
81 158
11  up Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
85 157
12  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
78 155
13  up Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
87 154
14  up DoubleDee
Noel Driver
79 149
15  up Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
92 148
15  up Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
87 148
17  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
86 147
18  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
54 145
18  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
63 145
18  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
80 145
21  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 143
21  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
74 143
23  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
93 142
24  up SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
86 139
25  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
69 133
26  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
70 127
27  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
53 126
28  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
71 125
29  up Cookie fc
Peter Cook
68 121
30  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
71 119
30  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
48 119
32  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
66 118
33  down Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
49 117
34  same Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
63 115
35  up FTM
Stu Smith
70 113
36  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
68 109
37  up Ross’s champions
darren frankland
76 108
38  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
54 108
39  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
54 106
40  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
58 106
41  down Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
45 102
42  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
47 102
43  down El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
51 99
44  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
65 99
45  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
51 98
46  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
59 98
47  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
54 91
48  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
40 91
49  down Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
45 88
50  down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
45 87
51  down The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
43 85
52  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
41 68

 

Manager of the week – Upper Bullens – Andy Taylor – 95 points

Storming starts by lots of managers all thanks to doubling and tripling up on the two title favourites. Six goals for Liverpool without reply and eight for Manchester City with a single goal in the against column have helped towards some impressive looking totals in the first two weeks. There were three more 90+ scores and over half of us topping the 60 point average. And most of those were as a result of having Sergio Aguero as captain. The home tie against Huddersfield was too much to resist and the City striker duly delivered to the tune of 40 points with the armband. Bullens were the best with Marcos Alonso contributing 13 points and being one of only two players to post two double figure scores; and Richarlison scoring his third goal of the season and adding 9 more points to the 14 he got last week. They move up to eighth overall and lie just over 30 points behind the leaders, Perifidious Albion, who opted for a curious wildcard and could have surpassed the century mark again had they captained Sergio over that Harry Kane bloke. I’m not having that prick anywhere near my team this year.

Player of the week – Sergio Aguero – Manchester City – 20 points

This year’s Kane? Blanks then hat tricks. Then blanks. Then hat tricks. As long as it’s alternate weeks. Given the run of fixtures City have, it could be every week. They don’t get tough till October. The run till then sees them take on the other five promoted teams of the last two seasons.

Bargain of the week – Neil Etheridge – Cardiff City – 16 points

The goalkeeper no-one wanted. The goalkeeper with twice as many points as pretty much every other keeper. How long can that last? As long as Cardiff keep conceding penalties – it can last forever.

Twat of the week – Terence Kongolo – Huddersfield Town – -3 points

Huddersfield started last season with a run of clean sheets. Although that was never likely to happen coming up against Chelsea and City in their first two games, it looks like, with nine goals conceded, that they’re the team to avoid for defensive options. Five of the seven defenders that have turned out for them so far this season still haven’t made it past 0 points. Three of them have minus scores. One of them is Terence Kongolo.

Goal of the week – Will Hughes.

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Gameweek 27 results

February 13, 2018

1  up Hornets
Andrew Wade
83 1609
2  down Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
69 1598
3  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
94 1589
4  down The winnings R mine
david bruce
70 1584
5  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
74 1579
6  down The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
68 1565
7  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
84 1564
8  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
59 1556
9  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
86 1547
10  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
61 1535
11  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
66 1528
12  same Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
81 1527
13  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
81 1524
14  up It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
80 1506
15  same Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
71 1500
16  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
92 1499
17  up Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
83 1498
18  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
58 1493
19  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
70 1486
20  down We are Ayling
Paul Murray
67 1484
21  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
84 1483
22  same Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
77 1478
23  up Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
83 1477
24  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
83 1471
24  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
69 1471
26  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
94 1462
27  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
94 1459
28  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
100 1458
29  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
56 1452
30  up Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
96 1450
31  up Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
86 1444
32  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
111 1441
33  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
55 1439
34  up blakes11
Steven Darling
90 1434
35  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
54 1430
36  down King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
62 1428
37  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
60 1422
38  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
104 1400
39  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
66 1360
40  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
69 1360
41  same FTM
Stu Smith
63 1353
42  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
59 1345
43  same Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
63 1343
44  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
87 1340
45  down iamgroot
scott mcgow
80 1335
46  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
64 1311
47  same disco dancer
darren frankland
77 1306
48  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
63 1256
49  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
43 1253
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
70 1120

 

Buckets Cup 1st round

Most of the biggest scoring teams taking part in this round of the cup found their way through to the next round. This week saw the second highest average gameweek score across the whole game, so 80’s, 90’s and some 100+ totals were always going to be needed to help teams progress. Spare a thought for Iamgroot, who scored 80, but were still knocked out.  They would have been the lowest placed team left in the competition. Title challengers, Brexiter City were able to progress with 69 points. The next round has drawn Brexiter together with league leaders Hornets in an intriguing (cliche) top of the table clash.

Manager of the week – Upper Bullens – Andy Taylor – 111 points

We had three 100+ scores this week including the second highest gameweek score of the season. Bullens’ 111 points is also their second manager of the week award. They’ve been hard to come by this season with Greenyteamy the only other team to achieve a double weekly nod. It makes you wonder how they’re still languishing in 32nd place.

Of course this and the other century scores were achieved with the help of Manchester City’s five goal haul aganst Leicester which saw Sergio Aguero notch a long overdue four goal blitz. The potential is always there – he normally gets one in a season. Bullens captained him and picked up another 20 points from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling to add to Aguero’s 42. There was an inevitable double figure contribution from Mohamed Salah and a slightly less expected one from Oumar Niasse, who seems to have worked his way to the front of the pecking order in Everton’s attack again. Kebab Eaters and To Elland Back also hit centuries, both captaining Aguero, and with help from the likes of Roberto Firmino, Ben Davies and penalty demon, Luca Milovejovic.

Hornets are back on top after a week away. For one night only, after Saturday’s games, Gotta Light had found their way to the number one spot, climbing up from 7th. Again proving how congested it is. It’s still anyone’s title.

Player of the week – Sergio Aguero – 21 points

Aaron Ramsey equalled the highest weekly player score last week – a record held by Sergio Aguero since September. That record stood at 20 points. Ramsey’s time at the (joint) top lasted a week. Sergio wanted the accolade all to himself. Four goals and all the bonus marks gets you 21 points.

Bargain of the week – Steve Mounie – 15 points

I predicted in gameweek 15 that Steve Mounie would score big again in GW31. Not a bad shout – I was only four gameweeks out. His third double figure total of the season and just his fifth goal came 11 weeks since his last. It would have been four points more had he not cruelly been robbed by a dubious decision to award an own goal to Steve Cook.

Twat of the week – Harry Maguire – -1 points

It had to be one of those on the receiving end of the Manchester City hammering. Maguire gets it as the most popular and most expensive route into the Leicester back four. The booking didn’t help either. It’s harsh on Harry as we all know the real twat of the week was Chris Smalling, who took a dive in his own half which resulted in Newcastle’s winning goal and snuffed out Manchester United’s faint title challenge. Well done Chris.

Goal of the week – Sergio Aguero (4th goal).  

You never know – he might get a player of the season nomination this season (he’s never had one!). 2m30s.

 

Gameweek 17 results

December 14, 2017

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
43 1011
2  same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
61 995
3  same Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
48 960
4  up Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
59 943
5  up The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
64 940
6  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
53 938
7  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
68 935
8  down Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
38 935
9  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
59 934
10  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
58 926
11  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
52 919
12  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
42 918
13  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
58 901
14  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
44 891
15  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
70 890
16  down Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
33 880
17  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
43 878
18  up Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
54 878
19  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
43 874
20  same It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
46 872
21  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
66 868
22  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
51 868
23  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
48 864
24  down Rico united
JASON REACHER
45 863
25  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
61 860
26  up cookster fc
Peter Cook
52 855
27  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
38 852
28  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
47 852
29  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
29 846
30  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
43 842
31  down Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
30 841
32  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
57 837
33  down Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
28 831
34  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
41 829
35  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
30 828
36  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
51 828
37  down musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
49 827
38  down To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
35 815
39  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
37 814
40  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
36 810
41  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
75 809
42  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
79 802
43  down Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
49 794
44  down FTM
Stu Smith
49 784
45  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
47 780
46  down mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
25 766
47  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
49 751
48  same blakes11
Steven Darling
55 749
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
53 729
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
42 643

 

Manager of the week – Upper Bullens – Andy Taylor – 79 points

It wasn’t a great week for Hornets, but they did surpass the 1000 point mark – our first and only team to do so thus far. Our team of the week scored almost twice as many points and did so off the back of a resurgent Everton side. Wayne Rooney captained Upper Bullens to 79 points. Jonjoe Kenny chipped in with another six points for a third clean sheet in four. The young right back is locked in until Seamus Coleman returns it seems and will still only set you back £4.3 million. In fact three of Everton’s back four – that’s Kenny, Cuco Martina and Mason Holgate – won’t cost you any more than that price.

Player of the week – Shinnji Okazaki – 16 points

Why hadn’t anyone thought of playing Okazaki for 90 minutes before? He’s normally hooked around the 70 minute mark. This will end up being his best fantasy season. Even better than the championship winning season. He’s already on six goals – the most he’s ever managed in a campaign.

Bargain of the week – Tiemoue Bakayoko – 9 points

It’s odd to see an elite team player in bargain section, but at only £5 million, Bakayoko is your second cheapest route into the Chelsea team after N’Golo Kante. Kante is a bit of a waste of funds as your classic holding midfielder. Bakayoko’s score has been ticking along at the same rate – and so is probably not worth the investment either.

Twat of the week – Jonjo Shelvey – -1 points

It was so nearly another Watford player picking up the twat award for yet another sending off. It would have been their fifth of the season and maybe a stat worth noting when considering changes to the team. However, Tom Cleverley was spared the ignominy by virtue of costing £0.1 million less than Shelvey. Also probably a more justified red given the challenges involved.

Goal of the week – James McCarthur.

This was tough. It was a week low on belters, but Zaha’s trickery and the last-minute-ness of the goal wins the award. 1m04s.

 

 

Gameweek 26 results

February 27, 2017

same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
52 1461
up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
56 1444
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
55 1442
up Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
61 1422
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
74 1416
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
88 1405
down Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
36 1399
down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
43 1396
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
56 1389
10  down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
58 1385
11  same Cooksters
Peter Cook
63 1382
12  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
77 1376
13  up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
79 1375
14  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
70 1369
15  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
57 1368
16  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
54 1361
17  down INIT FC
Mustafa khan
48 1355
18  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
66 1351
19  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 1351
20  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
67 1350
21  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
52 1346
22  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
60 1344
23  down Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
49 1337
24  same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
50 1318
25  up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
79 1315
26  same romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
76 1312
27  down 30:19
Darren Lavelle
32 1311
28  up nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
81 1311
29  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
81 1308
30  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
72 1302
31  down Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
68 1302
32  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
69 1282
33  up Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
76 1268
34  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
79 1265
35  down Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
58 1264
36  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
55 1261
37  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
62 1245
38  up FTM
Stu Smith
65 1224
39  down jetty city
scott mcgow
47 1223
40  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
56 1208
41  down Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
43 1207
42  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
61 1195
43  up Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
77 1194
44  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
43 1185
45  down Dj daz
darren frankland
37 1181
46  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
37 1169
47  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
92 1143
48  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
51 1143
49  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
51 1100
50  up Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
44 1063
51  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
38 1053
52  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
8 1030
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
37 1022

 

It looked like an even split of managers hoping for either a Harry Kane week or a Romelu Lukaku week. Everton welcomed Sunderland, while Spurs had Stoke to contend with. The odds may have been slightly with Lukaku, but it was Kane who provided the bigger points haul – 20 in total – 40 if you had him as captain. Lukaku’s goal came as welcome relief to those who went with the Everton striker, but come mid-afternoon Sunday, that would have been no consolation has a whole host of teams came sailing past carrying the Spurs forward and their 70+ scores.

Our weekly winner, monthly winner and most of the teams that advanced to the Buckets Cup quarter finals all had Kane, and most had him with the armband.

No-one could top Bermie United, whose unwavering faith in Leicester City finally paid off with a mindbending final total of 92 points. And all achieved whilst the manager is biking round ‘Nam for charity. Maybe Claudio is with him. Last season’s holy trinity of Vardy, Mahrez and Drinkwater contributed 23 points on top of the 40 from Kane. They made one transfer in gameweek four, and only managed to put out nine players for the weekend. Classic ghostship.

Uriah’s deserve a mention. Playing the game properly, they amassed 88 points. As well as captain Kane, they benefited from Christian Eriksen’s assists and another goal scoring performance from Gareth McAuley. He’s West Brom’s second top scorer, the league’s top scoring defender and moves into sixth place on the defender charts.

The manager of the month changed hands dramatically at the final reckoning. Both Lukaku and Kane had carried RG XV to the top of the monthly table before Monday’s game – they were 9th after last week’s fixtures. RG also had McAuley – and Seamus Coleman, who contributed anther double figure total with a seventh consecutive scoring week. Yet it wasn’t enough to hold off Rico United who pipped them by a point and have Matt Phillips to thank – for not playing. Rico utilised the bench boost expertly. Captain Phillips defaulted to vice captain Alli, and the extra eight points carried them past RG to the prize. They’re our first double month winner.

up RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
79 208
up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
79 207
same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
61 198
up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
69 197
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
74 197
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
88 197
same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
67 196

 

Our cup quarter finalists have been decided. FC Caligula will not defend their trophy, falling to Release The Hounds, who will take on Jarvis FC in the next round. Rico’s month winning total was enough to see them through to play Upper Bullens. Bakerlona are the lowest ranked team left in, creeping through in a battle of the ghost teams. They face league leaders Aquamar, who only just squeezed through themselves with the second lowest cup score of the week. Joey Bosa and Shoelace Untied make up the draw. Aquamar are the only top 10 team left in the competition and there are more bottom half than top half teams remaining.

 

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 20 points. Another hat trick. Time for a few weeks off now, eh Harry.

Bargain of the week – Idrissa Gueye – 10 points. Everton’s Kante. The scoring will stop here.

Donkey of the week – Ashley Barnes – -1 points. Another cheapo striker’s honeymoon period is over.

Goal of the week – Danny Drinkwater. They won’t get relegated.

 

Gameweek 23 results

February 2, 2017

up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 1286
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
31 1284
same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
41 1276
same When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
34 1263
up greenyteamy
adam greenwood
42 1245
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
28 1233
same Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
34 1228
up Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
43 1219
down 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
31 1214
10  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
44 1212
11  same Cooksters
Peter Cook
36 1210
12  down Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
27 1208
13  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
29 1202
14  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
38 1198
15  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
30 1193
16  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
21 1192
17  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
30 1188
18  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 1187
19  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
27 1185
20  same Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
32 1181
21  same RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
32 1171
22  same QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
43 1171
23  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
43 1162
24  up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
46 1154
25  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
30 1154
26  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
26 1152
27  up Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
46 1141
28  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
31 1134
29  same Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
32 1131
30  down Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
26 1130
31  same Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
32 1114
32  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
36 1114
33  down Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
30 1112
34  up Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
45 1108
35  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
42 1108
36  up Have a little dink
Ian Williams
42 1090
37  down Ciderheads
Darren Pope
34 1084
38  up I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
41 1074
39  down FTM
Stu Smith
24 1070
40  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
41 1050
41  down Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
30 1048
42  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
45 1039
43  up jetty city
scott mcgow
52 1033
44  up Big White Chiefs
david frankland
42 1022
45  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
20 1018
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
35 1015
47  down Dj daz
darren frankland
35 1015
48  same bazza 28 united
laura barrett
33 974
49  same Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
38 969
50  same DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
31 940
51  up Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
36 928
52  down Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
28 925
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
36 892

 

One of those weeks where nothing happened – nothing came off. Only 19 goals scored. The average FPL score was a measly 35 points. Our manager of the week managed 52 – the only manager to break 50 points. Jetty City crept ahead of everybody else probably because they had Gylfi Sigurdsson in their side. The Swansea midfielder doesn’t appear in too many other Buckets teams. A good example of a differential paying off.

The only side in the top six that won were City, and we got sick of them weeks ago. No goals for United or Spurs, a stalemate with two unlikely scorers between Chelsea and Liverpool and worst of all, Arsenal messing up at home to Watford, who have been in terrible form of late. Thank goodness for the Alexis Sanchez assist. He appeared to be the popular captain choice again and the extra four points probably turned what could have been a really shit week into…a fairly shit week.

There were some interesting tactics employed in the race for the January Manager of the Month. The top two challengers played chips. Greenyteamy went for the bench boost and that garnered them an extra 12 points. Upper Bullens triple captained Harry Kane to the tune of 6 points – essentially two more than they’d have got had they just not bothered.  Disappointing on the one hand, but it was enough to get them over the line. Might they regret those choices come the double gameweeks? Here’s the final table.

up Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
46 253
same greenyteamy
adam greenwood
42 251
down When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
34 251
up Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
46 245
up RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
42 242
down Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
35 240
down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
32 240

 

Player of the week – Scott Dann – 15 points. That first Palace win under Allardyce had to come sometime.

Bargain of the week – Michael Keane – 12 points. Burnley indestructible at home.

Donkey of the week – Jose Fonte – 0 points. West Ham always get hammered by Man City.

Goal of the week – David Luiz.

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